Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mr Knightley's Diary by Amanda Grange

Mr Knightley's Diary
by Amanda Grange

Published: 2007
Genre: Romance
Paperback: 304 pages
Rating: 4

Description from the amazon:
Relive Jane Austen's Emma- from Mr. Knightley's point of view.

Between managing his estate and visiting his brother in London, Mr. Knightley is both exasperated and amused by his irresistibly beautiful, outrageously mischievous neighbor, Emma Woodhouse, whose misguided attempts at matchmaking are wreaking havoc in the village of Highbury.

But when a handsome newcomer arrives and catches Emma's attention, Mr. Knightley is shocked by his reaction. Amusement gives way to another emotion entirely-for his unreasonable dislike of the handsome newcomer seems suspiciously like jealousy.

My two-bits:
In-a-word: folly

Reading this is like reading the behind-the-scenes tidbits of Emma from a different perspective - a male one.

In this story we follow Mr Knightley on his day-to-day doings with the sparks of his life coming primarily from his encounters with Emma. His gentleness and realization of his love for Emma is a sweet story.

Harriet's romance novels recommended to Robert:

The Romance of the Forest
by Ann Radcliffe
I'm so curious. I want to read this.
Have you?

The Children of the Abbey
by Regina Maria Roche


*** Jane Austen -related Giveaway ***

If you haven't already the signup to win Mr Knightley's Diary is here and it ends March 27, 2010.


* image source The Children of the Abbey

* part of Mr Knightley's Picnic

* part of my Jane Austen challenge

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